Friday, April 10, 2015

let there be peace on EARTH (day)

if you've played along with ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ any time within the last few years you'll know that the prompt which falls at the beginning of october is always "pink xmas" (in honor of breast cancer awareness) and the one that encompasses earth day is always to create holiday cards that re-use, recycle or upcycle something! here's my take on the latter:

leafy panel trimmed from a holiday card; vintage sheet music from my stash; tim holtz reindeer diecut from a just-slightly-too-small scrap of wood veneer from kate's paperie; red and gold cardstock from paper source; ink: prima; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, xyron

the pretty laser-cut panel comes from my brother-in-law alan's card this past holiday season. he's told me many times he intentionally chooses cards that have some dramatic or interesting element he thinks i'll want to save and use on a card, and he is successful in this goal quite a large percentage of the time! on the original card, the panel was layered over a fancy gold embossed sentiment:

i carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrefully pulled the top layer off the card... (thankfully it was only attached at the edges!) ...trimmed it down and placed it over some lovely patina-ed vintage sheet music. the reindeer is cut from quite a small scrap of wood veneer; if you look closely you'll notice that it was so small, this reindeer didn't quite wind up having any feet!!! needless to say, i'm saving this one to send back to alan in december, i hope he'll be suitably impressed!

this fortnight we're lucky enough to have our fellow belle (and my fellow jersey girl!) lorraine of paper vernissage with us as lovely guest star over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥; both she and stephanie have made gorgeous masterpieces of inspirational up-cycling just for you! why not check those out right now, darlings? you could leave them some love, too, whilst you're there! ♥


  1. Ok this is a BRILLIANT thing to reuse because the entire crafty scene you created is awwww-dorable! Love it!

  2. This is so beautiful and perfect for the holidays. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Have a wonderful weekend. . I am leaving for a trip out of the country to Israel. So I will see you when I get back.

  3. That's the prettiest recycled card I think I've ever seen! Lovely Lauren and I think it's hilarious your deer is footless, that is the ultimate in recycling scraps and it's OK if he doesn't have feet since he flies from point A to point B anyway right? (I'm assuming he is one of Santa's reindeer :O) Your BIL will be very impressed I am sure!


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